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Human Resources

St. John's, NL, Canada
March 23, 2018

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Brittany James

***a Acharya Drive • Paradise, NL • 709-***-**** •

To whom it may concern,

Outlined in the attached resume, my industrious, driven and versatile character will be perceived through a combination of my many skills and attributes. I have numerous transferable skills that I can bring to your company, as I am an effective communicator with very strong interpersonal skills, having worked in customer service and the restaurant industry for many years as a student.

While completing my first college diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, I determined the human resources aspect was more in my nature. During my work term placement, I shared an office with the Human Resources staff, where I was immersed in policies, procedures and general standards of company business and during downtime I would assist in any human resources projects, as needed. I completed a detailed risk assessment of the human resources manager position and although I thoroughly enjoyed pursuing my safety diploma, it was the risk assessment of the human resources manager that fuelled my zest for this profession. I will always bring my safety background and expertise into any position I acquire over my career, and I am more than prepared to partake in any opportunity that arises. This is one of my substantial assets I can bring to your company and add to your commitment and value of safety. I completed my diploma with honours and was highly driven to expand my education into the human resources field.

My experience in human resources was broadened during my contract position with Downhome Inc. Beginning with a basic reception role involving customer service, communicating and directing suppliers, switchboard duties and general office work, my responsibilities were expanded immensely throughout my contract. I accepted job applications, contacted applicants and scheduled interviews. Through PIMS software and Microsoft Office I managed subscriber accounts, updated magazine distribution for eastern Newfoundland, kept a well-organized company database for employee annual leave, holidays, etc.; and created a renters’ database for billing and payments for sister company Discount Storage. During the slow season for subscriptions, I assisted the accounting department with basic accounting duties; organizing files, bookkeeping, billing and payments, past due payments, as well as yearly audit responsibilities.

I continued to expand my experience and knowledge when I was chosen for a summer student position with the Fish Food and Allied Workers Union/UNIFOR as a Human Resources Administrative Assistant. After completing my first year of my business program, I was more than prepared for the fast paced, unionized business environment. I was exposed to collective agreement bargaining, management meetings and health and safety meetings. Along with reception responsibilities and basic accounting, I also produced and distributed the coming years insurance policy and agreement for all union members and gained knowledge on various collective agreements from multiple industries.

As I thrive in a busy lifestyle, I began my Business Administration – Human Resources diploma while bartending part time and staying committed to my volunteer work with local community centers. My program covered a vast number of topics from finance and accounting, to industrial relations, organizational behaviour, training and recruitment. I relished and excelled as much as possible in each topic. I am well versed in multiple areas pertaining to human resources, including report writing, forms, documents, templates and letters for employee activities; labour laws and legislation; unions, OHS committees, and SAGE Simply Accounting 2014, among many others. I am currently completing the final three courses for my College of the North Atlantic diploma online through distance education and will officially be graduated in June. Striving for excellence, and my goal oriented and driven personality, I have also begun courses towards my Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Human Resource Management, through online learning at Fleming College. As I am well-organized and self disciplined, I know I would be a great asset to your team while finishing the last few weeks of my program. I am currently completing online training for SAP software, as well. Through my education and experience I am exorbitantly eager to strive for my CHRP designation.

I’m willing and enthusiastic to learn and grow in my chosen career and I know an opportunity to experience and learn within your company would not only be a major personal and professional accomplishment, but highly beneficial to my education and experience.

As stated, I am currently located in Newfoundland, however I embrace relocation immensely, and eagerly await opportunity and a new challenge.

I would love an opportunity to further discuss with you how my skill set and abilities would be beneficial within your business. Please contact me at your earliest convenience at 709-***-**** or

Thank you,

Brittany James

Brittany James

125A Acharya Drive Street • Paradise, NL • 709-***-**** •


March 2018 – Present Bachelor Business Administration

Human Resources Management

Fleming College – Online Learning

September 2015 – Present Business Administration – Human Resources

College of the North Atlantic

Graduation Date: June 2018

March 2018 – Present SAP Training and Certification (Online)

SAP Lumira – Completion Date: April 12, 2018

September 2011-June 2013 Occupational Health and Safety Diploma (Honours)

Academy Canada

St. John’s, NL

Employment History

June 2017 – September 2017 Bartender

The Gypsy Tea Room

Greet & converse with patrons/tourists in high energy, fast paced, live music environment

Mix cocktails and serve alcohol and food; inventory, counts, and measurements

Opening and closing duties, Fluent in POS systems

June 2016 - August 2016 Student Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union / UNIFOR

Summer student position in a fast-paced, unionized business office environment. Directed by the Human Resource manager and coordinator.

Bookkeeping and filing for multiple years for accounting and collective agreements.

Digitally documenting handwritten or paper articles from the past.

Produce and distribute upcoming years insurance policy for all members.

Attend Health and Safety meetings, collective agreement bargaining, and management meetings.

Receptionist duties, maintaining switch board, organizing mail, processing union dues, greeting union members and answering questions regarding current fishery policies.

April 2016 – September 2016


The Local Public House

May 2015-March 2016

Bartender & Server

Edge of the Avalon Inn

September 2013 - May 2015 Administrative Assistant

Downhome Inc.

Receptionist responsibilities:

oattending to walk in customers and suppliers, switchboard duties, receiving, opening and distributing daily mail.

Ensuring office supplies are stocked regularly, ordering supplies and determining the most cost-effective supplier.

Magazine subscriber account management and updating; taking subscriber orders, payments and questions. Contacting subscribers for past due accounts.

Updating Magazine Distribution books and databases for eastern Newfoundland.

Assisting accountants:

oBasic accounting responsibilities, billing and payments, past due payments, yearly audit responsibilities, bookkeeping and filing. Organizing previous years files.

Updating company database for employee holidays, annual leave, etc.

Answering inquires for sister company Discount Storage. Updating renters database, billing and payments.

Scheduling job interviews, contacting applicants and greeting applicants on the day of interview.

April-June 2013 Occupational Health & Safety Student

Newfoundland Labrador Housing

Conducting Risk Assessments on employees and tradespersons.

oThis included; electricians, carpenters, maintenance repairpersons, housing administration, social workers and environmental abatement workers.

Information was collected, and the data was compiled into an electronic database for future use.

Day to day activities of the Safety Officers which included;

oattending Pre-Construction Kick Off meetings, Early and Safe Return to Work cases, Asbestos Work procedure meetings and several job site visits to ensure compliance with the NL Housing Safety Manual and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

Taking Meeting Minutes

Updating MSDS portfolio

Training and Certificates


Lockout Tag Out

Fall Protection Awareness

Confined Space Awareness

OHS Committee Member Worker

Representative Certificate

SafeTalk Suicide Awareness/Prevention

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Back Injury Prevention

St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid

Powerline Hazards

Attic and Crawl Space Awareness

WHSCC Occupational Disease Workshop

WHSCC MSI Prevention Workshop


Strengthening Families Program BMCC

BMCC 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Janeway Telethon

The NL Lung Assoc. Canvasser

Heart And Stroke Foundation Captain

President Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Group

Annual Trepassey Day Celebrations

Trepassey Come Home Year Celebrations

Single Parents Childcare Buckmasters Circle Community Centre

Steps for Life

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